OBSERVATION OF INSTABILITIES IN A PLASMA INJECTED INTO A BZ FIELD
SPACE SYSTEMS DIV LOS ANGELES AIR FORCE STATION CALIF
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Photographic observations were made of a plasma blob injected in o non-varying axial magnetic field. The plasma was axially confined for periods of time up to three microseconds, after which instabilities developed. Radial acceler tions of he plasma-magnetic field bou ry w r es i a d o be ord r of magnitude less than in recent theta pinch experiments. Initial conditions at the plasma-magnetic field boundary indicate the possibility of the development of the flute, or int rchang i s ability. u orAD-29293 11 P O OGR PHIC OBSERVATIONS OF INSTABILITIES IN A PLASMA INJECTED INTO A NON-VARYING AXIAL MAGNETIC FIELD.